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Rottnest Island WA Ocean Swim

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Laura to represent Mollymook Ocean Swimmers in the 2018 Rottnest Ocean Swim

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Rottnest Island Ocean Swim – Course Outline

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Laura will be Mollymook’s sole representative in this years Rottnest Island Channel Ocean Swim. It is a 19.7 km open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island and is highly regarded worldwide besides being one of Western Australia’s iconic events.

Laura has her family over here for support, plus she has organised a local boat crew and kayak paddler for water support in this gruelling ocean swim. Laura plans to swim the entire distance solo and hopes to complete the 19.7 Km Rottnest Channel Ocean Swim in under 7 hours.

By chance I met up with Laura this morning at Cottesloe Beach where all swimmers were congregating for their swim briefings in readiness for tomorrow Saturday’s 6.00 am start. Laura has spent the last few months churning out the laps after work at the Ulladulla Leisure centre’s outdoor pool. I also met up with Vlad, one of Dick M. and Graeme C. swim mates from Balmoral who was among a large contingent of NSW swimmers over here for the event.

The event is managed by the Rottnest Channel Swim Association, is held in February of each year and considered Rottnest Island’s biggest day.

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Laura at Cottesloe Beach briefing for tomorrow’s big swim 

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Cottesloe Beach Surf Club

 

TANOSHI Japanese Restaurant – Ulladulla

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TANOSHI Japanese Restaurant – Ulladulla

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TANOSHI B.Y.O. Japanese Restaurant – Ulladulla

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Tanoshi Restaurant: Location – Directions – Contact details

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A MUST VISIT. Since opening in late 2017 this Japanese restaurant has enjoyed incredible patronage. By ‘word of mouth’ locals have come out of the ‘wood work’ so to speak to enjoy a wonderful dining experience operated by a very professional team of Japanese chefs supported by knowledgeable staff. Play it safe and make a booking rather than take your chance to just show up. It is a very popular restaurant, just ask the locals. PLUS its BYO!

Tanoshi Facebook reviews include:           (Link to their Facebook page TANOSHI)

  • Absolutely beautiful food! I have been to heaps of Japanese Restaurants and this is one of the best I have tried. Michelle
  • Best sushi experience I’ve had, the spider roll soft shelled crab was the best way I have ever eaten soft shelled crab in my life a must go to, I’ll b back. Dan
  • Delicious food every visit so far. Reasonably priced and staff are fantastic. The one downside, if you can call it a downside, is that it is so busy, but having said that it deserves to be. A great addition to Ulladulla. Julia

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Tidal Yoga at Milton

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Moni’s Tidal Yoga 2018 Program – Designed especially for our youth.

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2018 Country Surf Titles – Swim, Board Team

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Mollymook Surf Club – Country Surf Titles 2018

Swim – Board – Ski Squad.

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The Mollymook Swim, Board, Ski squad travelled to South West Rocks on the weekend of February 3 and 4, 2018. Squad members performed exceptionally well winning a number of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. There were numerous other efforts that just finished shy of a medal, but nonetheless gaining valuable points for the Mollymook Surf Club in the overall Club points tally.

NSW Country Surf Titles – Updates

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Mollymook enjoyed some great results at the N.S.W. Country Surf Titles

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Mollymook U/19 Female Crew: GOLD  (17 year old girls competing in their 1st carnival)

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Some great stories emerged from the NSW Country Surf Titles but perhaps nothing more inspirational than the four Mollymook teenagers rowing at their first carnival who out rowed crews more senior than themselves to claim GOLD in the Under 19 female boat race. The teenagers consist of Eliza Green, Mia Garin, Kyla Wall and Chloe Scott. They row under the super competent coach and mentor Marty Drysdale. 

Crescent Heads to South West Rocks

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Notice the difference that 60 / 70 Kms can make between Crescent Heads and South West Rocks

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Crescent Heads – picture perfect this morning, hanging ten

 

 

Mollymook visitors enjoy Crescent Heads

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Southerly Change brings on the waves to the surfers delight

 

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Chloe climbs onto this awesome wave at Crescent Heads

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On their way to South West Rocks to compete at this weekend’s Country Surf Titles, Mollymook Surf Club members Robbie and Chloe S. called in to have a surf at Crescent Heads. The surf came up over night providing a lot of fun and challenge to the brave of heart. We have heard that there is no beach left at high tide due to the big seas at South West Rocks. Should be interesting competition this weekend.

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Harvest Bar, Milton NSW

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The Harvest Bar: Brilliant young operators with a great business model.

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Lucas & Amelia operators of the Harvest Bar at Milton NSW

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Lucas and Amelia have made a huge impression in the local entertainment / dining scene. They are energetic youngsters with a vision and business model that is building a very solid clientele at their Milton ‘Harvest Bar’. The above pic was taken towards the end of January having been run of their feet during the hectic holiday season, backing up daily to provide exceptional service, great music and relaxed dining. Guests from Mollymook Beach Waterfront loved this venue for both lunch &/or dinner, visiting on numerous occasions. Comments included ‘a great vibe and ambience’ but what has struck locals and visitors most of all, was their generosity. Their servings were very generous and at a very fair price. Highly recommended!

They have become a ‘MUST Visit’.  Click on the link to check out their ‘Harvest Bar’ Facebook page.

The Blue Moon Cafe gig – Bawley Vale Estate

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The Bawley Vale Estate was the scene for the ‘The Blue Moon Cafe’ Performance

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Blue Moon Cafe Quintet

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Some of the 300 odd attendees for the Blue Moon Cafe gig

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The ‘Blue Moon Cafe’ quintet travelled down from Canberra to perform at the Bawley Vale Vineyard.  Attendees reported a fun filled and entertaining evening with around 300 in attendance plus pets that included small dogs and even a cat, all on leads of course.

Food and refreshments were available with proceeds going to local charities and volunteer groups in the area.

Images courtesy of Julie Ryan, Elisabeth Gaffney & Bawley Vale Estate Facebook.

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The Big Surf Last Thursday at Mollymook

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Losers and Winners in last weeks Big Seas

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Dick Morath’s wipeout

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Dick sent through this pic of his mangled board, a result of the big seas in Sydney

Mollymook Dolphin Day – January 19, 2018

 

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Dolphin Day at Mollymook Beach

 

Mollymook Swim Board Ski Squad

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The Swim, Board & Ski Team was met with a huge surf on Thursday am

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A New Mollymook Surfing Legend Emerges

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Peter the Priest with a little encouragement from above takes on the BIG Surf at Mollymook

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Peter the Priest

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Peter the Priest enjoying  some vocational leave from his posting in Victoria provides some leadership for the Mollymook Ocean Swimmers. With flippers fitted he takes his old faithful ‘surf-o-plane’ and heads out back. He was so far out at one stage we were almost losing sight of him. Nonetheless it soon became evident once the sessions began to roll out back that he had positioned himself to catch a beautiful wave providing a huge run in. Bumpy at times and almost lost in the broken water, Peter emerges triumphant. He was soon providing instruction to some of the ‘Kamikaze’ surf board riders on how to best tackle the big waves. Even Big D was seen asking for some advice.

Big seas Tuesday Wreak Havoc at Mollymook

 

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Big seas test the most skilled

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Only skilled surfers braved the treacherous surfing conditions today at Mollymook. The winds had abated somewhat however the southerly winds of previous days had caused a massive swell to pound the entire NSW coastline. Throughout the morning there was a fair amount of surf carnage with boards going in all directions. To the ‘Board-Ski-Swim’ team they braved the elements undertaking their morning training. In particular we witnessed some gutsy performances from some of the young male and female teens among the team.

Mike Gaffney – Bawley Vale Winery

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Mike Gaffney & his Quintet direct from Canberra this Sunday January 21 starting at 5.00 pm

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Direct from Canberra for one performance only, The Blue Moon Cafe Band

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Venue: The Bawley Vale Winery.         Time: 5.00pm to 7.00pm        BYO Chair and Picnic provisions. NOTE: Alcohol will be available for purchase at the Bawley Estate Winery.